April 25, 1918

EXPLOSIVES ON SHIPS.


'Mr. DESLAURIERS: 1. What companies manufacturing explosives have loaded their products on board ships in the harbour of Montreal during the last season of navigation? 2* Is the Government aware that on account of a fire which started in one of! the ships in the harbour of (Montreal, a disaster somewhat similar to the Halifax disaster was barely averted? 3. Is the Government aware that on another occasion, in the harbour of Montreal, when explosives were toeing put on board, a large quantity of said explosives fell to the bottom of a ship, through the breakage of a cable, thereby again exposing Montreal to a great peril? 4. If so, will the Government bind' these companies bo effect their loadings outside the limits of Montreal for the present season of navigation? 5. Is the Government taking necessary steps towards protecting war munition depots, as well as the people residing in their vicinity, by establishing lightning rods or adopting some other means of counteracting the effects of lightning? iMr. Burrell. 1


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Hon. Mir. BALLANTYNE:

1. The Government have no information.

2. No.

3. No.

4. Under consideration.

5. The Government will continue to protect munition depots.

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Subtopic:   EXPLOSIVES ON SHIPS.
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CROW'S NEST PASS COAL OOMPA1NY.

L LIB

Mr. DECHENE:

Laurier Liberal

1. What amount, if any, was paid April, 1917, to the Crow's Nest Pasis Coal Company?

2. Who recommended said amount to be paid to the company?

3. Under what authority was said amount paid?

4. For what purpose was it paid?

5. Is said amount to toe refunded to the Government?

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Subtopic:   CROW'S NEST PASS COAL OOMPA1NY.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

1. $18,559.88. .

2. The Minister of Labour.

3. That of the Governor General in Council.

4. To enable the prompt payment to the miners for the period November 16, 1916, to February 5, 1917, of the wage bonus recommended by a commission appointed to report on the cost of living. This action was taken with a view to lessening the danger of a cessation of work in the collieries concerned, such cessation involving a public calamity.

5. The amounts were advanced to the different mining companies concerned on the understanding that the money would be so far as possible collected from the consumers, the mining companies not being themselves in a position to increase the prices for coal which had been delivered. A considerable amount has been collected from the consumers, hut it has not been possible in dealing with the sums received always to determine if the dealings of a particular consumer have related exclusively to a particular colliery.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CROW'S NEST PASS COAL OOMPA1NY.
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CAPTAIN W. E. SCHUSTER.

LIB

MR. W. F. O'CONNOR, K.C.

UNION

Mr. BURNHAM:

Unionist

1. Was (Mr. O'Connor, K.C., late Cost of Living Commissioner, ait the time of his appointment, required to report to superior authority in case of trouble with or change in his staff?

2. Was the said iMr. O'Connor free to make and make public, and as a matter of fact, did he make and make public such reports as he deemed it necessary to make as said Commissioner?

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Subtopic:   MR. W. F. O'CONNOR, K.C.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

1. Mr. O'Connor was and is a secretary in the Department of Justice, as to part of hie time, was loaned to. the Department of Labour without any reference to "superior authority."

2. Yes.

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Subtopic:   MR. W. F. O'CONNOR, K.C.
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LT.-COLONEL H. B. TREIMAIN, (M.P.

L LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is H. B. Tremain, M.P., for Hants, Nova Scotia, in the employ of tht Militia Department?

2. If so, what pay is he drawing?

3. When was he appointed?

4. What amount of money has he received?

5. Is his wife drawing separation allowance?

6. If so, how much has 'been paid to her to date?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. Lt.JColonel H. B. Tremain, M.P., is an officer of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and is at present on leave without pay.

2. No pay.

3. November 9, 1915.

4. This information is being obtained from the Overseas Military Forces cf Canada.

5 andi 6. Separation allowance has been paid to the wife of this officer, from November 3, 1915, to April 30, 1917. Total payments, $1,076. The account is now closed.

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Subtopic:   LT.-COLONEL H. B. TREIMAIN, (M.P.
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L LIB

*Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Who is the secretary of the (Minister of Labour?

2. What is his name?

3. When was he appointed, and at what salary ?

4. What is his salary now?

5. Where is he from?

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Subtopic:   LT.-COLONEL H. B. TREIMAIN, (M.P.
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UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS:

1 and 2. J. C. McKellar.

3. April, 1912; $1,600.

4. $2,000.

5. St. Thomas.

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Subtopic:   LT.-COLONEL H. B. TREIMAIN, (M.P.
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PRICE OF CHEESE AND CONDENSED MILK.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Samuel Francis Glass

Unionist

Mr. S. F. GLASS (Middlesex East):

I wish to make an inquiry of the Government with reference to an article in this morning's Montreal Gazette relating to the matter of fixing the price of cheese in Canada for 1918. It is reported that the Dairy Produce Commission yesterday, in Montreal, authorized that the,price of cheese be fixed as follows for the year 1918: 23 cents per pound for No. 1 grade, f.o.b. steamer at Montreal; 22J cents per pound for No. 2 grade, and 22 cents for No. 3 grade. After fully considering the whole situation, the commission unanimously approved of the proposal. A committee was also appointed to take into consideration the matter of fixing the price of condensed milk. The price of condensed milk has an important bearing on the price of cheese, and I wanted to inquire-

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Subtopic:   PRICE OF CHEESE AND CONDENSED MILK.
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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member cannot enter into a discussion of the matter. If he wishes to put a question, he may do so.

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Subtopic:   PRICE OF CHEESE AND CONDENSED MILK.
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UNION

Samuel Francis Glass

Unionist

Mr. GLASS:

Am I in order in reading the statement as it is?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRICE OF CHEESE AND CONDENSED MILK.
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April 25, 1918